This week signified the handing in of my trusty 2016 Ford Focus 1.5 TDCI Trend+ (with a number of options). The car had served me well for nearly three years and surprised me constantly with its sub 5 l/100km fuel consumption figures, flexible performance and great handling.
But now things have changed for me. I’ve gone from doing nearly 40,000 km per year down to around 10,000 km per year meaning a diesel was no longer necessary and I wanted something a bit more exciting. After a bit of shopping around I ended up with… another Ford Focus. I’ve only ever owned Ford Focuses. Send help pls
Out with the diesel, this time I opted for the 1.0 Ecoboost ST-Line with a number of options including the LED headlights, chonky wheels, head-up display, wireless charger, backup camera and some other stuff.
The day I picked it up I had to make a 650km trip to Barcelona to pick up my brother and come back the following day and the first impressions are exceptional. The car grips like nothing else thanks to the wide Michelin Pilot Sport tyres and firmer suspension. That does have a massive trade-off, especially considering this has torsion beam rear suspension, meaning that the ride on poor surfaces is very rough. Thankfully Spanish roads are mostly perfectly smooth. Fuel consumption sits around 6 to 6.5 l/100km at the moment, which is fine considering the engine hasn’t been run in completely yet. The engine is fantastic, although I do miss the low-down oomph of the diesel this is far smoother (even though it is only three cylinders), sounds surprisingly nice and performs nicely.
So yeah, here is the car. I will upload some more pictures once I’ve cleaned it and dealt with a nice scratch that it already has.